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Bromford could transform a large family home into a brand new housing development in east Birmingham, under plans revealed this week.

The housing association has negotiated the purchase of land on Tile Cross Road, in Garrett’s Green, and intends to demolish the existing building as part of a £2m investment in the area. In its place, a MyPlace supported housing development with 14 self-contained one bedroom apartments would be built alongside an additional three two-bedroom homes, taking the total number of new homes to 17.

The MyPlace site would give adults with long-term needs the opportunity to live in their own home and also includes a communal hub, kitchen area, office, car parking and landscaped gardens.

A planning application has been submitted this week after Birmingham City Council identified a need for this type of accommodation in the area and the plans will now go before the planning committee where local residents will be able to comment on the proposals. If permission is granted, Bromford’s in-house construction team could start clearing the site ready for construction to start by late summer 2018.

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Bosses say they expect significant interest in the new homes due to its close proximity to local shops, restaurants, parks and Birmingham International Airport.

New business manager Josie Bishton said: “We are delighted to have exchanged contracts with the landowner on this site which is in a very desirable location close to a number of local hubs to the east of Birmingham city centre.

“As one of the main housing providers in the West Midlands, this is an area we know well and where we are really keen to invest in. This 17-home development will not only provide affordable housing for local people but also give vulnerable people the opportunity to live in a safe and secure environment where they can take control of their own life, reduce their dependency and ultimately live more independently.”

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